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Love Rolley Lake trail we go every week, it is pretty easy and a nice hike, there is some rocks, tree roots and logs to walk over but nothing much at all.

The Rolley lake falls however is not easy at all. the trail its self is difficult to find and there are areas that you are not even sure your on the right path.

I go hiking with my mom and my 8 year old son and our dogs and this trail was a little difficult.

Beaware it takes a longer then expected time and where you have to go down you have to come back up again.

There are many big rocks, logs, roots and fallen trees to climb over and at one time it looks like there were stairs but they are all worn away now.

There should be two different entrys on this page about the two different trails and different ratings.

Nice hike when the clouds are too low for viewpoints. This trail is on the lower end of Moderate closer to easy. The trail is pretty well marked and if you have Alltrails ap with you its really not that complicated. There were markers big signs saying falls this way etc. So not sure if this is new, but we found it pretty easy to navigate and only checked Alltrails maps a few times. Falls are beautiful and if it was hot ( not today) some nice none dangerous pools to cool off in.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful place , easy for beginners !

Beautiful and if you go to the falls the scenery is great.

hiking
2 days ago

The trailhead is located in the parking lot behind Olives market. The trail itself is poorly marked and we passed several people that were confused about which way to go. The shortest and most direct route is walking down an active railroad line, which is not that wide and you have to be really on the alert for incoming trains. There are several paths that wind through the trees in between the river and the railway line. There are some picturesque views of the glacier fed river on the way to the train wreck. The train wreck itself is several twisted and deformed boxcars hidden in the trees. Over the years the boxcars have become covered with graffiti. The quality of the graffiti artwork is nothing special. I would not repeat this hike again.

hiking
3 days ago

Great little trail! Took me about 1.5 hours return trip. Wear appropriate shoes as there’s plenty of rocks and roots to get snagged on. It was quiet when I went as it was raining lightly - none the less it was very peaceful. Orange markers guide you along the trail.

Great hike! Super easy and enjoyable. The only negative is the poor signage to the trailhead. I wish I could provide better directions to app users, but I am not even sure how we found it... very confusing. Quick, leisurely hike once we found it, though!

hiking
10 days ago

low elevation easy trail. but a great summer trail with the river to cool off in.
the falls have a pool below it if you feel courageous enough to jump in.

A MUST DO FOR SURE!
So easy and so incredible. But how did they get so far away from the tracks?

The train wreck happened in 1956, just after the Valleau family settled into the area. The wreck happened in a rock cut after the boxcars, which were loaded with lumber, got jammed and blocked the line.

The train’s owner, Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE), which eventually became BC Rail before being sold to CN Rail, did not have the necessary equipment to move the wedged boxcars and turned to the Valleau family for help.

The Valleaus took their logging machinery to the site and managed to pry the boxcars out, dragging them up the track and into the forest, where they lie today. This explains why no trees were damaged around the wreck.


Full article:
https://globalnews.ca/news/2634433/a-twisted-mystery-whistlers-train-wreck-mixes-the-old-with-the-urban/amp/

18 days ago

Gorgeous swimming lake (late July). Even in late July we found a patch of snow around the corner. Views down to Vancouver centre.

Perfect, mellow hike to end out our day of climbing. Raging river, super interesting boxcars, easy-moderate trail. Good if you have a couple hours and want to spend some time in nature. Definitely read others’ reviews regarding parking.

Nice day out but trail to the falls is NOT well marked out.

The reviews explaining the lack of signage are correct - bring a GPS or AllTrails map with you! You must go through the first yellow gate up the hydro service road from parking on the main road and then take a left through a second yellow gate up more service road to reach the true (marked) trailhead. Otherwise you will be on the mountain bike trails which can be dangerous!

Hikers have made signage indicating Lower Loop and Upper Loop. These are the same trail just clockwise or counterclockwise. I saw no real difference in difficulty doing it either way and there are blue trail markers on the trees at this point which mark the trail well.

Other reviews mention the falls. This is an offshoot trail - not part of the Woodland Walks as shown in the All Trails map. We didn’t trust to follow signage without the GPS map so chose to stick to WW Trail.

This trail is not very crowded, and with berries and streams close to the trail - bring your bear bells and keep you dogs leashed! All in all a very quiet and tranquil jaunt through the woods.

on Crystal Falls

23 days ago

We did this trail early in the morning and it was still busy. It was a nice walk although there were lots of puddles and the trail was narrow through a few stretches. When we got at the falls it was super busy. No way you could take a picture without having strangers in the background. lol
I would do this again in a few years maybe.

it was really busy, but beautiful as well

This is not a safe trail and poorly marked makes it very dangerous and easy to be lost

30 days ago

Great Hike for kids.

1 month ago

If your looking for something really easy this ones for you!

It’s nice cause it’s really shady, and right beside the bustling river

The Fall is a bit small but a waterfall none the less

I went it early July and it was still really muddy

Keep your dogs on leash at the top of the falls, mine went to the top and she slipped and slid all the way down... luckily she didn’t get hurt

If your looking for a nice easy hike this ones for you

But if your looking for something more challenging you will want to look at other trials in the area

Awesome find. There are definitely some difficult sections where it is difficult to find ones way back into the forested portions of the trail..... The APP was a life saver and would strongly recommend its use. ... The Train Wreck site and the suspension bridge really made the trek worth while.

After the hike a stop at the nearby #WhistlerBrewingCo is a refreshing touch .

walking
1 month ago

Let’s be honest, this is a nature walk, not a hike but the waterfall reward makes it worth checking out for the veteran hikers. Parking was hard to come by on this holiday Monday and the trail was quite busy. There were loads of people in flip flops and although the trail was very muddy, they did just fine. The falls themselves are pretty but way too many people for my liking to visit on a weekend. I’ll stick to the more challenging hikes to thin out the herd.

1 month ago

short good hike. I like to start from Oxford st rather than Shaughnessy st.

walking
1 month ago

Nice river access for dogs. A little muddy. Easily accessible. Can be crowded on a weekend.

The only way to do this loop is clockwise as there’s a pretty steep climb between the falls. Do it the other way and you can only slide/fall down to keep with the trail. The trail is very well marked in my opinion. Would recommend wearing long pants. It can be a bit bushy in some places

Great moderate hike for a mostly overcast day. We did the loop clockwise, making for a tough grind right between the falls. Highly recommend bringing trekking poles to save your knees and back!

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful falls, only takes about 45 minutes to walk there (at a decent pace). Super easy, more of a walk than a hike.
Perfect outing for young families too, if you want to get out and enjoy nature without going overboard and having to carry your child half the way.
We went yesterday when it was quite hot out so it was perfect to cool off in the water once we reached the falls.

1 month ago

Pretty nice and easy trail. Encountered a black bear about halfway through the way back and it seemed used to being on the trail.

So grateful for those trail guides who have marked the trails so well. Even found markers in unexpected places. Beautiful hike even in the rain and hail!!

We started at the parking lot behind Olive’s market. Poorly marked is an understatement, some people on all trails have given good advice on getting there. Once there very cool photo ops. The bridge is cool too , wish we could have see a moving train to get a good photo of.

Did this hike this weekend(June 2, 2018). Nice trail. Start of the trail is not marked, but after several hundred meters it's marked good.
A lot of bears poo. When we back we meet one of this guy )) He was eating grass right near the trail(near the bridge).

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